March 1st 2, Ford 1st 3
March suffered a third successive defeat against London-side Ford who are chasing hard in the table.
After a strong early 10 minutess March felt confident, but Ford defended well with at least eight players behind the ball for most of the game.
With March pushing high up the pitch, Ford played on the counter attack and the speed and skill upfront proved too much for the defence and keeper Matt Lynn to keep out and they scored twice before the break. March pulled together and a goal from returning Jodi Betts gave them hope. Rob Mitchell continued his fine form by picking out Ash Welland on the top of the D and his cool sweep nestled into the bottom corner for the equaliser.
March continued to push hoping to snatch a win, but a well worked Ford short corner sunk them for 3-2.
On the final whistle Richard West’s strike from a short corner was ruled out after it was adjudged to be dangerous.
This week is the final Christmas fixture at home versus Felixstowe (2.30).
March 2nd 1, Alford 1st 1
March started the game strongly and continued some good home form with crisp passing through the midfield to create some early chances.
However Alford provided some resilient defence and got numbers behind the ball to make March’s progress more difficult. With just two short corners awarded to March in the first half the second was taken neatly by Ed Batt and nestled into the top left corner to provide a half time lead for the home side.
The second half started in the same vein with March having the lion’s share of possession, however Alford broke away with a 2 on 2 and secured a equaliser.
March piled numbers forward and increased the pressure but Alford held firm, This week March 2nds play Peterborough 5th’s at home (4.00) .
Bourne Deeping 4th 1, March 3rds 0
March started the game in fine form, but soon found it hard as they were up against a very good Bourne-Deeping side,
It was up to the March defence and keeper Scott Bamford to stay strong as the hosts pressured and they finally took the lead with a penalty corner. The home side started the second half by again putting March on the back foot,
March started to play some very good hockey and won four or five penalty corners but Ben Wright just could not find a way past the home keeper. A very good game but March were very disappointed they could not take a point.
March travel away to Cambridge City 5ths on Saturday for a 12.30 push back.